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Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep Paperback – November 1, 1999
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Birth Book, etc.) I practice co-sleeping and attachment
parenting. I bought this book because my 6 month old twins
were causing my family to be severely sleep deprived.
Unfortunately, if you are already familiar with the writing
of the Sears', you won't find anything particularly new
here. It isn't that I *disagree* wht the principles in the
book, just that I thought it should go further. The "same
old" advice in the other Sears' books wasn't working for
us -- our family was falling apart. I wanted an alternative
to Ferber (which I also bought). This book continued to
say what the Baby Book said: your kids will sleep well if
they sleep with you, nightime nursing is the simplest
way to keep your kid happy at night, etc. Maybe all this
works for singletons, but not twins. I'd love to find a
book that gives really *practical* advice that still supports
the Attachment Parenting philosophy I believe in!
(Here's an example of unhelpful advice: In response to a
question about "My kid is too squirmy and keeps me up",
Dr. Sears responds that this is a result of the kid having
started in a crib and later moving to co-sleeping, and
that if you give him time, he'll adjust. This was not
helpful to us, who co-slept from the start, and had
given the kids PLENTY of time, and they were still disrupting
PS: The good news is that eventually, without any helpful
advice from any books, we managed to survive the sleep
situation, and at 2 years old, we have a much more livable
sleep situation while still practicing AP!
"cry-it-out" theory of getting their baby or child to sleep,
this is the book for you. William Sears provides practical
advice on everything from the causes of night-waking in
infants and children to the best furniture to buy for
the children to sleep on. He covers important information
about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, night terrors, bed-wetting,
thumbsucking, nighttime fathering tips, nighttime
parenting of high-need babies, and much more. Working moms
will particularly like this book because it will give them
practical advice on how to ensure their young baby "knows
who their mom is!" Sears' advice not only works, but it just
plain "feels right". I've raised my two kids (now 2-1/2 and 10 mos)
using his advice, and it really works. A "must buy" for every
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Sometimes parents just get hold of the wrong book. We did with this one. Desperate to get son to sleep through the night,I bought this book for the title. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jilljill
I was hoping that this book would give me ideas to help me figure out how to get my baby to sleep better and wake up less than 6 times a night. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sarah
This book has almost the same information as The Baby Sleep Book, but slightly less. Nighttime Parenting advocates breastfeeding on demand and sharing sleep in a family bed (more... Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by Alegra Loewenstein, Health Coach
a nurse at my child's doctor's office recommended this book. I'm sure there is some good info in here, but I couldn't get past the introduction.Published on June 25, 2014 by esmall
I have really found all of the Sears books helpful, but this one was and is the most helpful. A must have!Published on June 4, 2014 by Mari D.
After reading most of the book, I had to check the original publication date (1985) to understand all the references to mom being at home all day while dad goes off to work. Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by romancejunkie
This was a gift from my mom to be before the arrival of our daughter, and it was extremely helpful. Dr. Read morePublished on March 10, 2014 by Amber S.
I loved this book, it has a lot of great information for those of us who practice "attachment parenting" and wish to roll back to a more integrated approach to raising your... Read morePublished on February 19, 2014 by rpcvaz27